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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Shop Feature: D Deco Art Ph- Haul and Shop Review

Anyone with an obsession for creative journaling can stumble upon shops on Instagram, (I'm no exception) because the Discover option serves more than its purpose admittedly. 

Then there's D Deco Art Ph which had a clever marketing strategy on Independence Day week to hook those stalkers by offering freebie stickers which was a hit. There were also other attractive goodies, (and at such an affordable price too) that those who had no urge to resist ended up with no urge to resist. 

One thing led to another, and with not much personal restraint, the following is a confession I made:

The Story Behind The Haul

I'm in it for the stickers!

Okay, there I said it.

I mean, who wouldn't want a piece of the action? The Independence Day stickers were a freebie but I'd go after them if I were you... They're cutesy-sized, the sheets are 2.5 inches each and contain Filipino icons such as slippers, jeepney, palm tree, church ( a testament to Pinoy devotion and faith), sun, Philippine map, and of course the Philippine flag. My other favorites are the sentiments: Mabuhay! Pinoy Ako and #SarapMagingPilipino. 

This sticker set is so timely for the month. I recommend that this set should be patented if it's even possible! 

On to the rest of the haul, I was looking for vintage washi designs to go with my Starbucks siren planner because its pages are full of coffee-stained artwork so I'd like to keep with the brown-vintagey theme in the absence of coffee washi and stickers. I was kind of late to the party so some beauties kind of escaped me, and I was told that the next restock will be happening in the last quarter of the year (so I have my alerts turned on already mind you). 

Also, I love how these stamps are able to give crisp images on my planner. Travel-crazed layout on my planner achieved! And you won't believe how crazily affordable they are at only Php 100 per set of 6 stamps. Steal! 

The Shop 

D Deco Art Ph is on Instagram and offers washi, sketchbooks, stamps. planners, post-it notes, brush pens, ballpens and anything else that can gain your attention. There's a lot of interesting stuff I swear. My transaction was fast and easy, courier of choice also was fast (I was surprised too that it came early). If you're interested in something, send them a DM in Insta. 

For my part, I'm going to be busy writing (another long weekend) and because it's my art therapy of sorts. Also, I'm keeping an eye out for new uploads but I'm also serious as hell on saving money, but goodies being offered in Deco Art are affordable that it's almost a crime (trust me I've compared prices in other shops). 

I'll give you updates soon but right now, enjoy your long weekend!

P.S. Follow @raisiespeaks on Insta because I'm doing messy art there LOL

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

4 Great Christian Reads

While there's no shortage of literature that celebrates the Lord, some books and devotionals are better than others. Here's a quick list of four Christian books that everyone should have on their shelf.

1: "Mondays With My Old Pastor: Sometimes All We Need Is a Reminder from Someone Who Has Walked Before Us" by Jose Luis Navajo

Even the strongest can have a crisis of faith, and in this book, a burned-out preacher rediscovers his spirituality after a series of afternoons with an elderly mentor.

2: "Pocket Catholic Dictionary" by John A. Hardon

If you've ever found yourself confused by the terminology of the Catholic church, this is the book for you. From common prayers to hard-to-understand theological ideas, John will broaden your knowledge of the supreme.

3: "Disciplines for a Godly Family" by Kent and Barbara Hughes

It isn't easy for the modern family to stay connected to God. This guide, however, will help you and your loved ones navigate the 21st century with confidence and faith, offering tips, tricks and prayers for togetherness as well as spiritual growth.

4: "The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature" by Sidney Greidanus

Despite its significance, the Bible isn't always easy to parse. This book seeks to bridge the gap between reading and understanding. While it's meant for preachers who want to share the word of God with their congregation, it can also be used as a personal guide, too.

These are just a few great books for celebrating your faith and renewing your commitment to the Holy Savior. Shop in Christian bookstores for more!